The sale of items from stores would be the biggest money drain that EA hopes to have in our game. Because of the imports that drain has been severely effected. The majority of items sold through stores at the moment do not represent any drain on the economy. This had at the very least added to the low payouts and high catalogue prices we are experiencing at the moment. I fear if things stay the way they are it will take months for the economy to rectify itself. I think a change needs to be made to the method used for dynamic pricing on store items. Instead of a dynamic price on the catalogue items they should have a dynamic tax on the sale price. Right now this would solve several problems, including the none drain issue on the imports. If a dynamic sales tax was applied to the sale of items from stores it would apply to the imports as well. This would not only bring the drain back and help lower the time the economy will take to repair, it will also lower the catalogue price for stores to be able to re-stock. The catalogue price would not include the sales tax, so items purchased from EA to stock their floors would become much cheaper. I think the devs are either stuck for ideas on the economy or do not realize the effect it is having on the game. Or at least do not realize how long it will take to rectify the economy with it's present format. Using a dynamic sales tax on the sale of items I am sure is a far better way to go. Not only to correct the problems we are having now, but for the future as well.